Asia Biome Cards-Elementary
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The continent of Asia—like North America—contains every biome. The mountains of the Himalayas include the tallest peak on earth, and the biodiversity of this continent ranges from vast tracts of desert to grasslands called "steppes" and verdant forests. The polar regions here contain some of the same species found in North America: can you imagine how that happened?
Designed for elementary classrooms, the Continent Biome Cards–Elementary cover all the biomes found on the continent and offer a structure for independent research. These three-part cards include an illustrated picture card, a label, and a description card for experienced readers. Each set of Continent Biome Cards–Elementary includes a continent card and biome cards, with a plant card, animal cards, and people cards for each biome on the continent. The plant and animal cards emphasize the interesting environmental adaptations of the organisms, and the animal cards comprise one invertebrate and one of each class of vertebrates.
The people cards introduce indigenous, rural, and urban populations to give a realistic view of the diversity of cultures found on a continent, with six cards for each group of people that explore their fundamental needs, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and culture. We explore the Dolpo people of the mountains, an Indian town in the Thar Desert, a commune in the temperate forest, the Mongolian people in the grasslands, the Ma'dan people in the marshy wetlands of the Tigris-Euphrates, the Nenet people of the polar regions, and city-dwellers of a populous urban space carved out of the tropical forest.
A teacher’s guide that outlines lesson presentations and offers ideas for extensions and further research comes with the cards. A blackline biome map and masters for the cards can be downloaded from the A-Z PDF Library on our website. All sets are cut and ready to laminate. (6 to 12 years)
- 99 Three-part cards (a picture card, a description card, and a label), comprising all seven biomes: desert, grassland, mountain, temperate forest, tropical forest, wetland, and polar
- Paper Biomes of the Continent Labels
- Teacher's Guide to Presentation